agronomy and food science

Agronomy - Medicine Jan 25
Agronomy - Medicine
A joint study involving Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) shows that people with a genetic predisposition to obesity are more likely to develop the condition if they find themselves in a situation of deprivation.
Event - Agronomy Jan 4
Event - Agronomy

By planting pigeon peas alongside maize, African farmers can improve the soil and their own nutritional intake.

Agronomy - Social Sciences Mar 16
Agronomy - Social Sciences

A project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation has found that Swiss farmers enjoy greater levels of job satisfaction than their counterparts in industrialised agricultural systems.

Continuing education for scientists and academics
Agronomy/Food Science
Patrimoine viticole et vignobles romands University of Geneva
Agronomy/Food Science
MAS ETH in Ernährung und Gesundheit (MAS ETH EG) Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Agronomy/Food Science
CAS ETH in Nutrition for Disease Prevention and Health (CAS ETH Nutrition) Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ

Agronomy is the science and technology of using plants for food, fuel, feed, and fiber. Agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil science. Agronomy is the application of a combination of sciences like biology, chemistry, ecology, earth science, and genetics. Agronomists today are involved with many issues including producing food, creating healthier food, managing environmental impact of agriculture, and creating energy from plants.Agronomists often specialize in areas such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, insect and pest control.

Research Centers

  • Agroscope belongs to the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) and prepares the technical and scientific bases for an efficient, sustainable and competitive agriculture.  
  • The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL Switzerland) is one of the world’s Leading information and documentation centre for organic agriculture. In the field of research, the FiBL is working to address issues of food quality, animal health, future development, agricultural policy, optimization of farming techniques and crop protection.




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